Georgetown slave descendants call for $1B foundation
September 09, 2016
A week after Georgetown University issued a report seeking to address its historic ties to slavery, including profits from the 1838 sale of 272 slaves, the slaves’ descendants called for the establishment of a $1-billion foundation.
The proposed foundation “would be of the highest caliber, a national leader in the issue of truth and reconciliation,” The Washington Post reported.
“The foundation can only be a reality if we can establish a partnership with Georgetown University,” said a spokesman for the descendants. “We want to work with them on a greater vision that’s not dependent on the day-to-day educational mission of Georgetown, a separate foundation that we all have a role in.”
- Descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown call for a $1 billion foundation for reconciliation (Washington Post)
- Georgetown addresses past ties to slavery (CWN, 9/2)
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Posted by: unum -
Sep. 10, 2016 12:39 PM ET USA
LOL! In the American political environment, no good deed goes unpunished.
Posted by: jalsardl5053 -
Sep. 10, 2016 2:23 AM ET USA
George Washington Carver didn't need a billion or even ONE dollar to support his accomplishments (and there are others). In fact, he met obstacles these people can't even begin to grasp; instead of yet another freebie which will encourage nothing, oh never mind, they wouldn't get it.
Posted by: Lucius49 -
Sep. 09, 2016 10:57 AM ET USA
Fr.Cornelius Buckley pointed out in an article that this happened because Jesuits ignored papal teaching on the immorality of slavery:Popes Paul III, Urban VIII. What else is new? Jesuits continue to ignore Church/papal teaching on what is a Catholic university (St.John Paul II,Ex Corde Ecclesiae).In the style of Prof Henry Higgins: Well in America the Jesuits have done so for years!
Posted by: garedawg -
Sep. 09, 2016 10:28 AM ET USA
I see some tuition hikes in the future.